Who is Fabio Quartararo?

French rookie became the youngest ever MotoGP™ pole sitter today at just 20-years-old - learn more about the rookie sensation here!

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo got his start in motorcycle racing at the age of four, moving to Spain to develop his career and proclaimed national champion in the 70, 80 and 125 categories. In 2013 he won the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ championship and went on to win the same title again in 2014.

The previous rule against participating in the Moto3™ World Championship until the age of 16 had been repealed for the winner of the then-national crown, so for 2015 - aged just 15 - Quartararo joined teammate Jorge Navarro in the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda team. Impressing from the start, Quartararo was on the podium in just his second race. He repeated that in Assen after claiming pole at both Jerez and Le Mans, but unfortunately a late season ankle injury halted his progress.

For 2016 he moved to the Leopard Racing team with KTM machinery, and then moved up to Moto2™ in 2017 with Paginas Amarillas HP40. After some impressive showings of pace, Quartararo moved to Speed Up for his sophomore season in the intermediate class and took his first win - and pole - at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

He's now making strides in the premier class with Petronas Yamaha SRT, alongside more experienced teammate Franco Morbidelli.

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